If you experience discrimination or retaliation, or if you are aware of any form of discrimination or retaliation, please make a report so we can work to address the situation in an appropriate manner. Reports also help us track patterns and improve how we educate the campus and prevent discrimination at MU. All members of the university community, as well as visitors and third parties, can report incidents.

Learn more about what happens when you make a report.

Prohibited Discrimination

The University of Missouri is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community where everyone is welcome. MU prohibits discrimination and/or harassment due to:

race • color • national origin • ancestry • religion • sexual orientation • gender identity • gender expression • age • disability • veteran status • sex, including:

sexual misconduct • pregnancy • sexual harassment • stalking • dating/intimate partner violence • sexual exploitation

Retaliation for making or supporting a report of discrimination or harassment is also prohibited. Learn more about what these terms mean.

Privacy and Reporting

We encourage you to share your name with us when you report. Our first step is to contact you to discuss rights and options as well as privacy considerations.

You generally are not required to share your name, but telling us who you are may help us investigate the matter or improve campus climate. The exception: University of Missouri employees who become aware of sex discrimination must report it and must provide their names.

We respect your privacy, and it’s up to you to decide whether you wish to contact the police. We typically only contact the police if you give us permission to do so or if there is an imminent threat to campus safety.

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Policies

The University of Missouri is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community. Our policies reaffirm our pledge to provide equal opportunity. We prohibit discrimination, bias-motivated violence, sex-based violence, and retaliation.

If a Complainant wishes to pursue an investigation or if the university, based on the alleged policy violation, wishes to pursue an investigation, then the appropriate administrative officer promptly investigates or appoints a trained investigator or a team of trained investigators.

Prohibited Conduct and Related Policies

  • Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy (CRR 600.010)
  • Sexual Harassment Under Title IX (CRR 600.020)
  • Student Standard of Conduct (CRR 200.010)
  • Consensual Romantic Relationship Policy (CRR 330.065)

Title IX Process

The university uses a specific process to respond to allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX (CRR 600.020), in accord with Federal Regulations released by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2020. The policy linked below is new to the University of Missouri, effective August 14, 2020:

    • Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints of Sexual Harassment under Title IX (CRR 600.030)

Equity Resolution Process

The university uses one of two equity processes to respond to allegations of discrimination that fall under CRR 600.010 (allegations that do NOT fall under CRR 600.020 because of the type or location of the alleged conduct, etc.). The process used depends on the status of the accused person:

    • Faculty, Student or Student Organization Respondent (CRR 600.040)
    • Staff or University, College, Division or Unit Respondent (CRR 600.050)

The above equity policies and procedures apply to matters involving conduct alleged to have occurred on or after August 14, 2020. For alleged conduct that occurred before that date, prior versions of the university’s policies and procedures remain in effect:

  • Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy (CRR 600.010)
  • Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy (CRR 600.020)
  • Equity Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct against: